MS in Counseling
School Counseling Option, College Counseling Option,
Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Child Welfare and Attendance Authorization
The Counseling program prepares students for careers in a variety of educational counseling settings and with training in specific counseling skills applicable to a diversity of student populations and needs. Candidates are trained to promote the academic, social-emotional, and career development of multi-cultural and linguistically diverse students in public elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as two and four year colleges. The Master's of Science in Counseling program offers specializations in both School or College Counseling in which candidates are able to dual-specialize through the concurrent attainment of the College Counseling Certificate, the PPS credential, which is required to work as a School Counselor in the public schools, as well as an authorization in Child Welfare and Attendance. Our program stresses the importance of self-awareness, reflective examination, and intrapersonal and professional growth to provide a comprehensive preparation in educational counseling.